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Musikern Danger Mouse har ledsnat på skivbolaget.

The reason for the unconventional release is unclear. “Due to an ongoing dispute with EMI, Danger Mouse is unable to release the music for Dark Night of the Soul without fear of being sued by EMI,” the website reads. EMI have released several previous Sparklehorse albums, including the 2006 Danger Mouse collaboration.

For the moment, the only way to hear Dark Night of the Soul is to download it from an illegal filesharing network, or to stream it from the website of US public radio network NPR. While the NPR stream has been active since Friday, it’s unknown how long it will remain online. “We don’t have a definite take-down date,” producer Robin Hilton told Billboard. “It’s up in the air.”

Hans senaste platta säljs inte i affären. Istället får man köpa ett fodral med en blank CD-R-skiva i som man sedan kan bränna ner skivan på efter att man laddat ner den via Internet.

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